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Boutique Surf & Yoga Retreat in Ahangama

Explore the perfect waves of Sri Lanka with this progression-focused surf camp with excellent yoga!

The villa is situated in the Sri Lankan Buddhist beach village of Ahangama on the south coast a short tuk-tuk ride to the best surf in Sri Lanka and the gorgeous beaches of Midigama, Mirissa and Unawatuna and the picturesque Galle Fort.

The Retreat

Nestled amidst the lush jungle, Sunshine Stories Retreat is a hidden gem housed within a century-old Dutch colonial villa. Imbued with the architectural influence of renowned designer Geoffrey Bawa, this enchanting location holds a unique charm. Situated in Ahangama, it occupies an ideal position at the heart of Sri Lanka’s surfing paradise. Surrounded by incredible waves, delightful cafés, and an authentic village atmosphere, the retreat offers a truly captivating experience.

The rooms are thoughtfully designed to encircle a charming courtyard, adorned with a magnificent frangipani tree at its centre. This captivating space serves as a gathering point, where guests come together to enjoy delicious meals, engage in surf theory sessions, and simply relax and socialize throughout the day.

Waves at Sunshine Stories

Sri Lanka offers exceptional surfing opportunities all year round, thanks to its tropical climate and consistent sea and air temperatures ranging from 27-31ºC.

In the prime surf season of November to April, the region is a beginner and intermediate dream with loads of waves suited for improving with offshore winds! For advanced surfers, there are some more challenging reef breaks.

Sunshine Stories is situated in the heart of a surf mecca on Sri Lanka’s southwest coast, surrounded by an abundance of incredible surf. With over 20 surf breaks within a convenient 5-minute tuk-tuk ride, there is a wave for everyone to enjoy. Whether you prefer small and friendly beach breaks, long peeling point breaks, challenging shallow reefs, or the thrill of perfect barrels, you’ll find it all here.

Why We Love Sunshine Stories

A great variety of quality waves for all surfing levels! Beginners to advanced surfers will all find something they will enjoy!

The surf coaches offer high-quality surf and theory lessons for all levels, with every lesson in the water filmed and analyzed!

The sustainability focus aimed at a small environmental impact and support the local communities!

Ready to surf in Sri Lanka?

Accommodation

Sunshine Stories offers six uniquely configured bedrooms. One room accommodates 4 guests, while the rest are designed for 2. The rooms provide a comfortable experience with amenities such as hot water, quality mattresses, cosy pillows, and high-quality bed linens.

As an environmentally conscious property, Sunshine Stories does not have air conditioning. Instead, the rooms are fan-cooled, allowing us to maintain an eco-friendly approach. With the traditional construction style and natural ventilation, the house remains cool and provides a highly comfortable atmosphere.

The Food

At Sunshine Stories, they prioritize sourcing their ingredients locally on a daily basis to create exceptional meals! Supporting the local economy is important to them, which is why they hire staff and purchase food from the surrounding area. They make conscious efforts to acquire spices, rice, and other food items from farmers’ markets, opting for bulk purchases without plastic containers.

At the heart of Sunshinestories is the belief in sharing delicious meals together around a communal table. The retreat package includes breakfast, lunch, daily tea time, and most dinners. They offer a breakfast buffet with eggs, fruit, bread, and beverages. Lunch features traditional Sri Lankan rice and curry with fresh salads and veggies. For dinner, we have BBQs and famous pizza nights. Occasionally, you will dine at local restaurants.

Activities

In Ahangama, there is an abundance of activities to keep you engaged and enthralled. You can immerse yourself in the vibrant café culture, sampling local delicacies and enjoying the laid-back atmosphere, wander through the streets, interact with friendly locals, and learn about their traditions. Embark on a whale-watching excursion from nearby Mirissa or Weligama, explore cultural sites, such as temples and ancient ruins, and venture into nearby national parks to encounter diverse wildlife.

Yoga & Wellness

Each morning at Sunshine Stories begins with a rejuvenating yoga session followed by a surf. The benefits of yoga for surfing are extensive, including improved strength, flexibility, and enhanced breathing techniques. Massage therapy also plays a remarkable role in enhancing the surfing experience. Their tailored massage treatments are designed to align with the surf and yoga week, allowing for a deeper connection with the entire experience.

Getting There

The international airport in Sri Lanka is COLOMBO (CMB). Airport Transfers can be organised at cost. The retreat always starts on Sunday and ends on the following Sunday. Check-in is 2 pm and check-out is 10 am the following Sunday.

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Boutique Surf & Yoga Retreat in Ahangama

Explore the perfect waves of Sri Lanka with this progression-focused surf camp with excellent yoga!

The villa is situated in the Sri Lankan Buddhist beach village of Ahangama on the south coast a short tuk-tuk ride to the best surf in Sri Lanka and the gorgeous beaches of Midigama, Mirissa and Unawatuna and the picturesque Galle Fort.

The Retreat

Nestled amidst the lush jungle, Sunshine Stories Retreat is a hidden gem housed within a century-old Dutch colonial villa. Imbued with the architectural influence of renowned designer Geoffrey Bawa, this enchanting location holds a unique charm. Situated in Ahangama, it occupies an ideal position at the heart of Sri Lanka’s surfing paradise. Surrounded by incredible waves, delightful cafés, and an authentic village atmosphere, the retreat offers a truly captivating experience.

The rooms are thoughtfully designed to encircle a charming courtyard, adorned with a magnificent frangipani tree at its centre. This captivating space serves as a gathering point, where guests come together to enjoy delicious meals, engage in surf theory sessions, and simply relax and socialize throughout the day.

Waves at Sunshine Stories

Sri Lanka offers exceptional surfing opportunities all year round, thanks to its tropical climate and consistent sea and air temperatures ranging from 27-31ºC.

In the prime surf season of November to April, the region is a beginner and intermediate dream with loads of waves suited for improving with offshore winds! For advanced surfers, there are some more challenging reef breaks.

Sunshine Stories is situated in the heart of a surf mecca on Sri Lanka’s southwest coast, surrounded by an abundance of incredible surf. With over 20 surf breaks within a convenient 5-minute tuk-tuk ride, there is a wave for everyone to enjoy. Whether you prefer small and friendly beach breaks, long peeling point breaks, challenging shallow reefs, or the thrill of perfect barrels, you’ll find it all here.

Why We Love Sunshine Stories

A great variety of quality waves for all surfing levels! Beginners to advanced surfers will all find something they will enjoy!

The surf coaches offer high-quality surf and theory lessons for all levels, with every lesson in the water filmed and analyzed!

The sustainability focus aimed at a small environmental impact and support the local communities!

Ready to surf in Sri Lanka?

Accommodation

Sunshine Stories offers six uniquely configured bedrooms. One room accommodates 4 guests, while the rest are designed for 2. The rooms provide a comfortable experience with amenities such as hot water, quality mattresses, cosy pillows, and high-quality bed linens.

As an environmentally conscious property, Sunshine Stories does not have air conditioning. Instead, the rooms are fan-cooled, allowing us to maintain an eco-friendly approach. With the traditional construction style and natural ventilation, the house remains cool and provides a highly comfortable atmosphere.

The Food

At Sunshine Stories, they prioritize sourcing their ingredients locally on a daily basis to create exceptional meals! Supporting the local economy is important to them, which is why they hire staff and purchase food from the surrounding area. They make conscious efforts to acquire spices, rice, and other food items from farmers’ markets, opting for bulk purchases without plastic containers.

At the heart of Sunshinestories is the belief in sharing delicious meals together around a communal table. The retreat package includes breakfast, lunch, daily tea time, and most dinners. They offer a breakfast buffet with eggs, fruit, bread, and beverages. Lunch features traditional Sri Lankan rice and curry with fresh salads and veggies. For dinner, we have BBQs and famous pizza nights. Occasionally, you will dine at local restaurants.

Activities

In Ahangama, there is an abundance of activities to keep you engaged and enthralled. You can immerse yourself in the vibrant café culture, sampling local delicacies and enjoying the laid-back atmosphere, wander through the streets, interact with friendly locals, and learn about their traditions. Embark on a whale-watching excursion from nearby Mirissa or Weligama, explore cultural sites, such as temples and ancient ruins, and venture into nearby national parks to encounter diverse wildlife.

Yoga & Wellness

Each morning at Sunshine Stories begins with a rejuvenating yoga session followed by a surf. The benefits of yoga for surfing are extensive, including improved strength, flexibility, and enhanced breathing techniques. Massage therapy also plays a remarkable role in enhancing the surfing experience. Their tailored massage treatments are designed to align with the surf and yoga week, allowing for a deeper connection with the entire experience.

Getting There

The international airport in Sri Lanka is COLOMBO (CMB). Airport Transfers can be organised at cost. The retreat always starts on Sunday and ends on the following Sunday. Check-in is 2 pm and check-out is 10 am the following Sunday.

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Customer Reviews

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Customer Reviews

Omar AlJammaz 03/07/23

TrustPilot
Great travel options, great customer support, simplifying planing process.
Looking forward for my next trip.

Nina Ross 03/08/23

TrustPilot
Awesome holiday to Hudhuranfushi. Giulia was very helpful and quick to respond and overall we were very impressed with Awave Travel.
Lohi's is a private, on site, awesome left hander that just kept giving. Also had options of 2 daily surf boat trips that went to other local breaks such as Sultans, Ninja's, Cokes, Jails. The surf team are amazing and we scored great waves the whole time we were there.
Stayed in a Sunset family beach villa which was perfect for a family of 4, then upgraded for the last 3 nights to Ocean Villas, both great for different reasons!
Island staff are so helpful and welcoming, and there's a good variety of food options available. Lots of other things to do such as paddleboarding, jet ski-ing, spa treatments, yoga and amazing snorkelling - with sharks, turtles and rays! We also hired bikes to get around and do morning surf checks!
An amazing trip, thank you Awave and Hudhuranfushi!

Seb Speck 25/06/23

TrustPilot
We had an amazing time on the Mentawai islands booked through Awave Travel.
Giulia was very helpful and available at all times during the booking process. And we had the best time on the Mentawais on the Maki Boat. The staff were amazing. Raul the surf guide was very helpful, friendly and coached us on the waves. Kaique the photographer produced top quality pictures and videos from the water, boat and drone.
Overall very happy and would highly recommend it.

Tom Ward 18/06/23

TrustPilot
We charted Seafarer for a 10 day trip in the Maldives. We booked with AWAVE about 12 months before. James was super helpful, really responsive and just easy to deal with. We even made a very last minute change to go to the central atolls which he arranged pretty much straight away. The trip itself was unreal, great surf, amazing wildlife and scenery. If you’re thinking about a surf charter, do it and book through these guys!

Natasha Gronski 06/08/23

TrustPilot
Awave Travel is the best surf travel agency I have ever booked! They are very professional and responsive to my inquiries and are able to match me with a surf trip appropriate to my interests and skill level. They have an outstanding relationship and reputation with the resorts that they work with, which makes a difference in the consumer experience. Above all, the Awave staff is very friendly and knowledgeable about the areas they recommend, as they have actually surfed the spots and stayed at the resorts. For anyone who wants a hassle-free, no worries, relaxing and fun surf adventure, Awave Travel is the way to go!

David 05/29/23

TrustPilot
8 of us stayed at Hudhuranfushi for my 50th birthday celebration. The resort and services were amazing. James and the team at AWAVE stayed in contact from the beginning to end to ensure we had everything we needed. Great experience. Definitely looking forward to booking our next trip with AWAVE in the near future.

Alexandra Franz 05/31/23

TrustPilot
We spent amazing days in Morocco in Amouage. Was an amazing stay and the full surf package offered by AWAVE was great.
All the people were very nice and coaches were amazing. Booking was very smooth, answered all my questions and they took care of everything.
I took the coaching package and had a great time and learning. The teacher was great, very patient and explained everything very nice and calm. Felt safe all the time and had a lot of fun as well.
My boyfriend had the guiding package and he also had a great time. He was always taken to the spots that fitted his level and enjoyed the full when conditions were nice.

Alex Reuter 05/22/23

TrustPilot
We stayed at Ayada in Maldives and I can't be more complimentary of AWAVE! Awesome and patient advise over whatsapp on which resort to go to with extremely details local knowledge on surf conditions, wave spots, resort quality, which atolls to go to, etc. I followed their recommendation and it was spot on. Easy booking on short notice before the trip, can't thank James enough!

Stewart Cropp 05/19/23

TrustPilot
Our remarkable trip was 12 months in the planning.it was awkward to organize because there was so many people coming and going over our two week chartered cruise.
I can’t speak highly enough of AWAVE and more to the point ,the wonderful Giulia Manfrini. She is so caring and sweet and far above and beyond any travel consultant that I have ever worked with
Thankyou Giulia for all your prompt answers to my gazillion questions
You are “Simply the best”.
Now onto the Carpe Diem
The trip of a lifetime was had by all 20 of us
The Captain and crew worked tirelessly to pander to our every whim
They would not allow us to lift a finger
Our Barmen Shawn and Cook ( still can’t pronounce his name ) were superb, the food was first class and varied and the alcohol flowed like a river
Our Surf guide “Seppe” found waves for us every day except for two while we travelled deep into the central Attols
We were greatful for the rest
We snorkeled with the sharks and visited uninhabited Islands spent an afternoon being spoiled at a high class resort .
All in all an Awsome trip

Diane 05/11/23

TrustPilot
James helped us organize our trip in April for my partner and I in the Mentawai.
First, lets discuss the service : James was super clear and reactive. We received a list of resorts with different price ranges and he provided all the elements for us to decide based on our needs and budget. We felt very supported for the organization and we even received so advices few days before leaving for packing.
I was a bit afraid as i'm not a good surfer so i reach out many times to understand how I could still try and learn and James always replied very quick and with all the info i need.
Then when we arrive : it was super well organized, everything went smooth and we fell in love with the place and people. We can tell they really worked on their resort selection and travel organization and we trust our next adventure will be as qualitative.
Already recommended their service ;).
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